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Amey tables £200m EfW plant in Cambridgeshire

Amey has outlined plans to build a new £200m energy-from-waste plant in Cambridgeshire.

The company is proposing to build the waste treatment facility on its 160 ha Waterbeach Management Park north of Cambridge.

The park, which is owned by Amey, houses a range of waste processes and technologies, including recycling, composting, landfill and mechanical biological treatment.

The new facility will handle around 230,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste a year, generating enough electricity to power 45,000 homes.

It is also expected to create more than 300 jobs during construction and into operations.

Amey has earmarked the facility to sit next to the park’s existing Mechanical Biological Treatment Hall on land already deemed suitable for energy-from-waste development by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The facility would be the latest EfW plant to be built by Amey, with projects at Milton Keynes and north Yorkshire currently in the commissioning phase and a further facility on the Isle of Wight under construction.

Amey environmental services managing director Rob Edmondson said: “Amey is strengthening its presence in this sector and the proposed new facility will signify continuing investment in waste treatment capability in Cambridgeshire.

“We’re currently discussing technology and design solutions with expert providers, prior to submitting a planning application later this year.”

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